Geauga Democrats have never really had a voice in county elections. And it’s not because they don’t have heart or talent, they just have leadership that continuously sells them out.
Sheriff Dan McClelland is a Democrat, but strongly allied with Ed Ryder, Tracey Jemison, Mary Samide and now Blake Rear. He sidles with Republicans when he needs to, after all he is, in my opinion, the textbook politician securing his job and taking care of himself. And if a majority of Democrats get sidelined or stepped on in the interim, oh well.
Over the past ten years, Sheriff Dan McClelland has vehemently opposed retire-rehire. He is on record taking a strong stand against retire-rehire; until his good buddies needed this benefit then he turned his back on the community and other employees of the Sheriff’s department to take care of his friends.
Geauga County is in a life and death battle against the heroin epidemic. When our community came together to hear how law enforcement would address the heroin crisis, the Sheriff had no plan. He had no plan. Tracey Jemison, Commissioner at the time asked him to put one together.
Apparently, Dan McClelland has spent more time marveling at a “bottomless” picture of Midge, his dog, in Playboy magazine, than he did putting together a plan to combat heroin.
Democrat Sheriff McClelland had no plan, and proudly declares that Republican Blake Rear has been supportive of his law enforcement efforts.
Judy K. Zamlen-Spotts
Chesterland, Ohio 44026
Right on Judy, I couldn't have stated it better.
The Sheriff is one thing (VERY DISSAPOINTING), but don't forget, Ed Ryder, Traci Jemison, Mary Samide, Blake Rear are all RINO'S. It is Halloween all year round for them. They masquerade as conservative republicans every day.
All the people you have mentioned in your letter intentionally hide themselves without wearing a mask or costume? They say one thing, and do another; bend the truth, outright lie, or try and impress you with materialistic things to persuade you into thinking they are worthy of you. The law of attraction.... You attract who you are. This is why things never seem to change in politics. The liars and decievers attract other liars and decievers. They groom each other and look out for each other. The rare occasion when a decent person gets elected, they won't last long unless they are very strong, as they are faced with strong opposition from the liars.
If you are living in the light and truth, you will most certainly shed the false people and attract the genuine ones.
I have rarely seen more lies from such a small group of people. I guess in politics lying is the way to operate and remain in office if you have no integrity. They know the general public is ignorant, easily fooled, and not paying much attention.
We only have a very few public servants in Geauga County who are trying to do the right thing and work for the best interests of the people.... not themselves, special interest groups or the party. And I mean only a few! THOSE PEOPLE NEED TO BE SUPPORTED, not the ones mentioned in your letter.